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Issue 482, 20 May 2002

News in brief

  • Premier visit to Leeds
    Prime minister of Namibia Hage Geingob recently came to Leeds in his professional capacity – although he's more accustomed to attending the University as a student.
  • Free – no MIS print
    Free IT training for local print and packaging companies is being offered by a team in the school of process, environmental and materials engineering.
  • Criticism over RAE
    The government and the funding council have been criticised for not fully funding the improvements shown by the RAE 2001, in a report by the House of Commons science and technology select committee.
  • Healthcare education
    Clinical nursing professor Clare Hale has been questionning the government's plans for healthcare education.
  • Taking a larger share
    Leeds Innovations has put more than advice into Leeds/UMIST spin-off Industrial Tomography Systems (ITS) by acquiring shares in the company.
  • NIHEC appointment
    Professor of human rights law Colin Harvey has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Higher Education Council.
  • Atkins alliance
    Global consultancy firm Atkins and the University's institute for corporate learning have signed a partnership to provide consultancy and training to the private and public sector..
  • Copyright ruling
    Universities now have a single blanket licence for multiple copying, following a ruling by the Copyright Tribunal.
  • Dramatic success
    Two students scooped prizes in the recent national student drama awards.

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